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Operation Alpha Centauri by Temiree Operation Alpha Centauri by Temiree

My entry for Anthro Challenge, with the theme of "star." BIG thanks to ^Katmomma for letting me enter this a little bit past the submission date. I really appreciate it! :hug:

I suppose it's a literal interpretation of the theme, but it's an excuse for me to do space themed anthro art. ;) This was quite challenging for me, lighting and composition-wise mainly. For astronomy nerds, yeah Alpha Centauri is a binary star system. I just chose to hide Centauri B from this picture. =P

I suppose I should give you guys a little story behind this picture. It is the year 2852, and the fox you see here is a worker on one of the moons orbiting the planet Kleitos, a rocky planet with two moons. Kleitos is 1.6 earth masses, and both moons are somewhat larger than Earth's moon. What has attracted this worker (among many more) is the substance you see covering the moon, which they nicknamed Stellar Snow. It's not snow exactly, it's melting point is 341ºC and the moon's temperature is rather pleasant. However when melted and cooled, it forms a substance like metal, however 15x stronger than titanium. It's currently being used for space ships to protect against attacks and stellar debris.

Yeah, I'm a nerd. :B But I like stories behind sci-fi related art.
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Given 2009-03-24
Operation Alpha Centauri by *Temiree is a beautifully rendered illustration. Great balance an alluring emphasis to the scenery make this one a standout. To quote Katmomma: ""This is just downright f*cking amazing, Temiree, you've done it again, dude!" ( Suggested by inuzaka and Featured by savagebinn )
Ben-Evert Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
This is so great! I don't know why I didn't look at it before!!! You are such a talented artist! Playing around with space and sci-fi is FUN, 'cause you can come up with WORLDS of ideas! Races, planets, ships you name it!

So did you come up with this yourself, plot and all?
CreeperSan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colours and the value of the planets! Makes it look like they're floating! Good job :)
Cosmic-Brownie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do think that this is my absolute favorite from you. I love sci-fi and stuffs. Very fun to tinker with. :)
stefanofiladelfio Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student
what makes up the atmosphere of this planet?
TIG3R-I Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. AMAZING!!! I love the lighting, the setup,.....EVERYTHING!
=D =D =D =D =D
pikazilla24 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful and fearless.....
dragonRawer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O: thats so awesome
Temiree Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
dragonRawer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :D!
theMirage-Prismatic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is really great artwork. : ) I love it.
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